Daniel Negreanu is included in the Hall of Fame poker
Last week, the "live" poker tournaments almost did not play. EPT London stage came to an end, as well as the Australian stage of the World Series of Poker - WSOP
APAC. However, the poker community that was discussed in the past six days, after the jury of the Hall of Fame poker issued its verdict regarding its new members. So, «Poker Hall of Fame» added two new members: American Jack MakKlillendom and Canadian Daniel Negreanu. And the star pros from Canada managed to get into the Hall of Fame on the first try.
Names Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland will be entered in the «Poker Hall of Fame» under the 47th and 48th numbers, respectively. These participants were selected by an expert group among a dozen other stellar candidates, which included Mike Matusow, Ted Forrest, Humberto Brenes, Chris Bjorin and other great figures of poker. But why Negreanu and McClelland had the honor to stand on a par with the legendary poker player?
Enabling Canadian Daniel Negreanu in the Hall of Fame poker looks absolutely logical decision. Canadian player is the most successful in the number of wins in the "live" tournaments. Despite the fact that it has rapidly approaching Daniel Coleman, professionals from Canada managed to keep in the first place with the figure of $ 30 million. In addition to the financial component, the factors speaking in favor of «KidPoker», began his tournament accomplishments. Canadian has won 6 World Series of Poker bracelets, as well as a double triumph stages «World Poker Tour». Another important aspect is that the Canadian pro has contributed to the popularization of poker worldwide. Negreanu involved in various social events, which allows him to be a recognizable personality.
Daniel Negreanu is the second poker player, after the great Chip Reese, who managed to get into the poker hall of fame at age 40 (the minimum age). After the announcement of the experts, a Canadian poker
player said that getting into the Hall of Fame poker - it is a great honor for him. He also thanked all the living members of the «Poker Hall of Fame», other members of the expert group as well as the media, who voted for him.
It is likely that after such a recognition of their own merit, Daniel Negreanu will be for the benefit of poker with renewed vigor. At least, I would like to see a new victory in the poker career of Daniel, because he is still young and ambitious.
Award for service to poker
Surprisingly, many recognized poker stars in the struggle for getting into the «Poker Hall of Fame» was able to get around a person who has never played for a good professional level. Jack McClelland dedicated poker 40 years of his life. Initially, the American was a poker dealer
, then rose to tournament director «World Series of Poker». The last place of employment Jack became world famous casino «Bellagio», in which he was one of the leading positions. In 2013, 63-year-old American has decided to retire. Meanwhile, in the poker community his work or was not noticed. Though not on the first try, but McClelland still managed to get into the Hall of Fame poker. Naturally, for Jack it was incredible news. In an interview with an American activist thanked poker WSOP, WPT, all those who in any way participated in the process of recognition of his services. In addition, he noted that without the people with whom he worked for 40 years, this success would not have taken place. «Poker Hall of Fame» added two new names, but the official procedure for the election will be held only on November 9. This Sunday evening will be held in a festive atmosphere, just before the start of the "November Nine" Main Event WSOP. Perhaps this ceremony once vooduschevit and motivates future winner «WSOP Main Event»? At least it will be a very touching event.